Miscellaneous horizontal actor prints,

Part I

 

This section lists horizontal prints (yoko-e) of actors.á Unless otherwise noted, each sheet is approximately 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban. Two of Kuniyoshiĺs series of horizontal actor prints are available elsewhere on this website: Vengeance at Denka Tea House and the 1835 Kanadehon Chűshingura.á Kuniyoshiĺs series ôKanadehon Chűshinguraö from 1854-55 is available on another website.

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Satsuma Tadanori (right), Ichikawa Gangyoku as Ubare no Tagohei (center) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Okabe no Rokuyata (left)

Play: Ichinotani mushae no iezuto (一谷武者画土産)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as ďboshi Rikiya and Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Rikiyaĺs father ďboshi Yuranosuke (holding knife)

Play: Kanadehon Chushingura

Date: 7th month of 1849

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Actors: Seki Sanjur˘ III as Katsura Matsunoshin (left), Band˘ Shuka I in a female role as Katsumi-no O-hide (center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Uraume Kozue (right)

Play: Kagamiyama

Date: 4th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kobayashi Taijir˘

Print title: History of Kanegafuchi (Kanegafuchi no Yurai, 鐘ヶ淵の由来)

Actors: From left: Fujikawa Kayu as O-Kumi of Eiraku-ya (娘おくみ), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as the retainer (shimobe) Yoshida Gunsuke (下部軍助), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hanakawado H˘kaib˘ (花川戸法界坊), Nakamura Bungor˘ II as the head clerk (bant˘) Ch˘kur˘ (番頭長九郎) and Ichikawa K˘z˘ as the apprentice (detchi) K˘z˘ (てつち幸蔵)

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa (怪談隅田川)

Date: 6th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningyo-ya Takichi

Actors: Onoe Baik˘ IV in a female role as Okaru (left) imploring Sawamura Chojur˘ V as ďboshi Yuranosuke (right) with a man crouched in hiding behind them

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 1849

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Print title: Yohei etsuchi-kago no zu (与兵衛辻駕の圖)

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nanyohei (left), Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Miyake of Fuji-ya emerging from a palanquin (center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nanpo Jűjibei (right)

Play: Tsuma Mukaeiro no fumizuki (妻迎艶文月)

Date: 6th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningyo-ya Takichi

Actors: Ichikawa Kuzo II as Kisuke (left), Onoe Baik˘ IV in a female role as Okon (centre) holding a scroll and being threatened by Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Fukuoka Mitsugi (福岡 みつぎ, right)

Play: Ise ondo koi no netaba (伊勢音頭恋寝刃, The Ise Dances and Loveĺs Dull Blade)

Date: 5th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Actors: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as the attendant of the geisha Sangoku (left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tamaya Shinbei, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Demura Shinbei, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the cormorant fisherman Ukai Kujur˘

Play: Tsuki no demura tsuyu no tamaya (月出村白露玉屋)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Actors: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Hayano Kanpei (left, 早野 勘平) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Ono Sadakur˘ (right, 定九郎)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 7th month of 1849 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: In Act V of Kanadehon Chűshingura, Hayano Kanpei shoots Ono Sadakur˘ by a river.á

Actors: Top: Mimasu Gennosuke I as Chiharu, Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yorinobu

Bottom: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Watanabe no Tsuna, Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Sadamitsu (貞光), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Hidetake, Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as Kintoki (金時), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ in an unidentified role

Play: Band˘ mushaá tsunagate Hajime (坂東武者綱手始)

Date: 11th month of 1832

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

 

NOTE: This is a diptych composed of two horizontal ˘ban sheets.á I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as 裏梅梢, Band˘ Shuka I as 勝見の小秀, and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as 三蓋松之進

Play: O megumi niuruo Iwafuji (恵閏初夏藤)

Date: 4th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tama-ya S˘suke

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Musashibo Benkei, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Togashi no Saemon

Play: Kanjincho

Date: 3rd month of 1849

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Izutsu-ya Sh˘kichi

Print title: 53 Stations (Gojűsan eki), Station 51 (Minakuchi)

Actors: Unidentified actor (left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Tenjiku Kaja Dainichimaru (天竺冠者, center), and Band˘ Shuka I as Todo hime (唐土姫, right)

Play: Onoe Kikugor˘ ichidai banashi (尾上梅寿一代噺, The Lifetime of Onoe Kikugor˘ III)

Date: 7th month of 1847

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Kichibei

Print title: 53 Stations Okazaki (Gojűsan eki Okazaki, 五十三次 岡崎)

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Inaba no suke (因幡之助, left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as the Spirit of an Old Cat (Koneko no sei, 古猫の精, center), and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Tamashima Itto (玉嶋逸当, right)

Play: Onoe Kikugor˘ ichidai banashi (尾上梅寿一代噺, The Lifetime of Onoe Kikugor˘ III)

Date: 7th month of 1847

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Kichibei

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